How to Get Back on Track

It often happens when we are working on a project that we hit a roadblock. We run out of ideas. We’re not sure what to do next, where to go from here. Our momentum has been lost, and we’re stuck. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can do to get moving again.
1. Take a break.
Give yourself a breather, and give your mind a chance to rest. Lie down and let your mind wander. But you don’t want to fall asleep. The idea is to let your subconscious work on your dilemma while you are resting.
The best way to do this is to remain in a state between sleep and wakefulness. So, if you need to, set an alarm so that you don’t fall asleep.
2. Get some physical activity
This is also a good way to recharge and reenergize your brain. Activity helps to get more blood and oxygen to your brain. Physical activity also helps improve your mood, putting you in a more optimistic frame of mind.
3. Talk it out
Talk with a friend or colleague about your situation. What do they do when confronted with a similar dilemma?
4. Write it down
The purpose of this is to reframe the problem, to see it from a different perspective, a new angle. Try to summarize what your problem is in a brief statement or in the form of a question.
5. Just do it.
Do something, anything. It does not matter if it works or not, if it is good or not. The whole point is to try and break the roadblock. It is similar to writer’s block. One way to break through is to simply write, no matter what, even if it is not about your original story. The point is simply to get moving.
Even if you end up in a dead end, the exercise may get you thinking about what you need to do, the direction you need to take. So, you should not be too worried about what you turn out, just that you turn out something.
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